Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

High Moisture Corn in a Bag… “Flexible Storage”

High Moisture Corn in a Bag… "Flexible Storage"

James I. Sprague Ph.D.

Yourcattle.com

Providing flexible storage of high moisture grains is one of the advantages of the "Ag-Bag" system, according to Kevin James, Ag-Bag International associate at Garden City, Kansas. Early harvested high moisture corn is well excepted as a superior grain storage and processing method for growing and finishing cattle.

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Beef herd owner can control genetics, key to market premiums

Beef herd owner can control genetics, key to market premiums

University of Missouri

Genetics make a difference in a beef herd. And stacked genetics make an even bigger difference, says Mike Kasten, owner of 4M Ranch, Millersville, Mo.

“The only aspect of a cattle operation that we as producers have total control over is genetics,” Kasten says in notes he will share with beef producers at a national conference in Joplin, Mo.

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Leptospirosis – the downward spiral

Leptospirosis – the downward spiral

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

It is only human nature to accept a routine. However, occasionally we need to examine our standard practices and reassess their worth and purpose.

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Wheat Gone Bad? Use It as Alternative Animal Feed

Wheat Gone Bad? Use It as Alternative Animal Feed

Beef Today

As some farmers face the probability of low-quality wheat this growing season — in some cases below quality standards for milling — they may need to look for alternative markets for their crop.

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Cows to Cull and Heifers to Select as Replacements

Cows to Cull and Heifers to Select as Replacements

Dr.  Lew Strickland

Cattle Today

I can still hear my daddy now "we need to keep that cow for one more lactation because she is one of our best cows and hopefully we will get a heifer from her."

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Cattlemen in crisis

Cattlemen in crisis

Bill Clough

My South Tex

Friday morning at the Beeville Livestock Commission — 15 minutes before auctioneer David Richards grasps the red microphone to announce the start of the weekly sale. Already it’s 90.

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Cattle herds, heifers, decline again

Cattle herds, heifers, decline again

Dan Piller

Des Moines Register

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s midyear inventory of the nation’s cattle herds show a 1 percent decline from a year earlier as of July 1, to an even 100 million head.

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Work, creativity help keep animals cool at the fair

Work, creativity help keep animals cool at the fair

Marlys Weaver-Stoesz

e-truth

This week, thousands of animals are on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds that, just like their owners and other fair visitors, are trying to keep cool.

 With temperatures in the 90s last week, fair veterinarian Robert Zell said that 4-Hers need to beware of dehydration and heat exhaustion in their animals.

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Cattlemen’s Tour huge event, 800 people attended

Cattlemen’s Tour huge event, 800 people attended

The Cattle Business Weekly

Nearly 800 people attended the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Summer Tour and Trade Show July 12 in Worthington, Minn.

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Cattle Herd Shrinks to Smallest Since 1973 as Drought Scorches U.S. South

Cattle Herd Shrinks to Smallest Since 1973 as Drought Scorches U.S. South

Elizabeth Campbell

Bloomberg

The U.S. cattle inventory on July 1 shrank to the smallest since at least 1973 as producers reduced herds amid a prolonged drought in the Southwest and rising feed costs.

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